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What has been learned from the first half of this epic run?

On Nov 8th, 2016

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Other than 3,423 miles of tarmac gives you sore feet… I am greatly humbled to have been allowed to get as far as I did. Once the dust had settled on the initial frustration. After I had dealt with all the angry emotions and I got stuck into the big idea to help me carry […]

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To cycle or on foot?

On Sep 13th, 2014

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An age old dilemma for the seasoned traveller. How slow do you go? For me it was a no brainer, or a part brainer to be precise, as I managed to damage some of the other half in my motorbike accident May 2012. On foot was the only option. No sense of balance was going […]

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Istanbul

On May 4th, 2014

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End of chapter 5. Reaching Istanbul. The facts and figures about Istanbul are jaw dropping. Population over 14 million. Established 7th Century BC etc.. etc… But from a personal point of view I reckon it must be the longest distance of any city end to end spread out over the two continents. To me it […]

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Turkey & the D100 to Istanbul

On Apr 10th, 2014

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A quick photo blog getting to Istanbul (nearly). Well some of the more positive images to be truthful. There were, and still are, some pretty big long, wide roads leading to Istanbul. Pretty scary, I imagine if you are driving and certainly pretty scary on two legs attached to a 50kg trailer of a unique […]

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Macedonia to Greece

On Mar 1st, 2014

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As we enter the 10th country Greece on the Road of Many Colours this week there are some serious miles to be done. More running action and less photographs this week. Macedonia   Greece

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Wk 27 – Albania to Macedonia

On Feb 12th, 2014

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Follow the story live by liking the new Facebook page – The Road of Many Smiles. Si adds A picture a day via Instagram pictures, comments and Tweets to this new facebook page when he gets WiFi, which might not be for much longer now… the Road of Many Smiles You may need to hover […]

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An extraordinary week of characters and contrasts…

On Feb 3rd, 2014

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Wk 26 – Cetinje, Montenegro to Lezke, Albania. A week of extraordinary characters and contrasting cultures as my camera gets as tired as my feet… and finally the rubbish weather turns sunnier.                                 Albania             […]

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Dubrovnik to Cetinje… and it’s all change

On Jan 21st, 2014

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Chapter 4 : The Dubrovnik to Istanbul leg – starts. Week 25 – Storming into the unknown, widely differing cultures, countries and company with a new vigour. That’s Croatia to Montenegro and later onwards to Albania to Macedonia to Greece to Turkey in 6 weeks… here we go!

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Launching ‘The Road of Many Smiles’

On Jan 19th, 2014

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Running to Everest for Alzheimer’s 8,000 miles, one middle aged man, Si Homfray and his trailer ‘Gromit’, are on an unsupported run across 20 countries to climb Everest.
  Started Aug 2013 – Finish in Kathmandu Mar 2015. Everest Mar 2015 – July 2015. At 50 years old, after a serious motorbike accident that saw him […]

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Phew! – Dubrovnik at last…

On Jan 9th, 2014

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Week 22 -Arrival in Dubrovnik and chapter 3 is ticked The blog in pictures and captions… Bosnia Herzegovina in a day and a night and… back into Croatia again

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